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When does obstructive lung disease begin to develop?

Obstructive lung disease usually begins developing in the mid 40s. The first symptom is usually mild coughing, followed by the onset of shortness of breath. The person with this disease has usually been a long-term smoker for quite some time before symptoms started to show.

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